Saturday, April 28, 2012

all things new house

We're scheduled to close May 4th and have reached an agreement with Fannie Mae. As a result, I feel much better about posting some pictures of our first house together. I fondly refer to it as our little fixer-upper... although it does need a moderate amount of fixing up. In addition to these teaser photos, here are more:
Front of house. Those lions aren't there anymore...

Back of house

Entry way

Where fridge will go in the kitchen
Living room
Bedroom 1
Nursery closet

Master bedroom
Master bedroom his & her closets
I'm SUCH a sucker for linen closets. This house has TWO.
Upstairs full bathroom
Bathroom... definitely overhauling this space
Stairs to the attic 
Attic / probable playroom for BF
The major items on our "to do" list include ripping out the carpet/drywall from the basement (it's water damaged), redoing the kitchen floor, possibly painting the kitchen cabinets (if I can convince Jon to let me paint them white), tearing out all of the wall tile in that upstairs bathroom, and taking care of some grading/drainage issues outside. We have to get a roofer and mason in to patch up a few spots on the roof and fix part of the chimney, as well as an electrician to finish off some wiring down in the basement. We definitely have our work cut out for us so we're hoping we can still close on or around May 4 so we can get as many of the 'big items' done as possible before we have to be out of our apartment by June 1. We picked out paint colors for each room except the attic, a half bath on the first floor, and the living room and I'm really excited to get my hands on a paintbrush. I think a fresh coat of paint will do wonders for this house. Eventually we plan on refinishing the hardwood floors throughout among other things, but that's lower on our priority list right now. We're a delicate combination of eager and overwhelmed at the moment but we're both so excited to get to work on our blank canvas and make it our home.

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